News Updates

Update: July 6

Tarrant County provides assistance for renters experiencing loss of income

If you have a COVID-related loss of income that keeps you from paying your rent, and you live in greater Tarrant County outside of the Fort Worth city limits, there is rental assistance available at  Under the CARES Act, Tarrant County received a $209 million direct distribution of Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) from the U.S. Treasury. The Tarrant County Commissioners Court has prioritized four pillars to address COVID-19 related needs within the county including rental assistance.

Assistance available for non-governmental organizations

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court allocated $20 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to assist non-governmental, 501(c)3 organizations in the providing services to individuals directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will consider reimbursement of expenses, incurred or anticipated, that are necessary to provide services to aid individuals affected by COVID-19. Documentation will be required to substantiate a direct relationship between the proposed expenses and COVID-19. The application period begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, and goes through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.

The  NGO Assistance Program website is now live and provides details on eligibility and target areas.

Update: July 2

Governor establishes statewide order requiring face coverings, limits gatherings

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than 10 and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.

Mayor David Cook issued a Ninth Amended Declaration of Public Health Emergency for Mansfield, adopting the provisions in the executive orders and proclamations issued by Governor Abbott.

Update: June 27

Governor Abbott issues executive order reducing restaurant occupancy, closing bars

Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-28 today that rolled back a portion of the Open Texas plan, citing “recent substantial increases” in COVID-19 cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations.

“Targeted and temporary adjustments to the reopening plan are needed to achieve the least restrictive means for reducing the growing spread of COVID-19 and the resulting imminent threat to public health, and to avoid a need for more extreme measures,” according to the order. Today’s ruling 

  • reduced dine-in restaurant capacities back to 50 percent beginning Monday, June 29
  • closes bars again starting at noon Friday, June 26, except for drive-through, pickup or delivery options
  • prohibits outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people unless approved by local authorities

Update: June 26

Tarrant County Judges issues executive order regarding masks

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley today issued an executive order requiring employees and visitors to businesses to wear masks or face coverings. The order also requires any entity providing goods or services directly to the public to implement a Health and Safety Policy and post it for the public to view.

Update: June 15

Mansfield City Hall reopens to the public

As part of its continued phased reopening, the City of Mansfield City Hall will open Monday, June 15, with its regular 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday schedule. City Hall will open under guidelines established by Governor Abbott in his Open Texas plan.

All of the services listed below are available at City Hall or online:

  • Building Permits
  • Garage Sale Permits
  • Job Applications
  • Open Records Requests
  • Water Bill Payments
  • (also online, by phone, by mail or in the night deposit box)
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Engineering

Residents are asked to self-screen before entering the building and to please follow CDC COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

Update: June 1

More city facilities added to Phase II reopening plan

The second phase of the City of Mansfield reopening continues Monday, June 1, with the following facilities opening to the public  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

Mansfield Public Safety & Municipal Court Building, 1305 E. Broad St. However Municipal Court is not yet open. For more information about the court, cal 817-276-4716.

Mansfield Animal Care & Control, 407 Industrial Blvd.

Update: May 28

Mobile testing site in Mansfield May 29-30

A mobile coronavirus test center will open in Mansfield from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday (May 29-30) at the Tarrant County Sub Courthouse, 1100 E. Broad St. You must register to attend, and you will be screened prior to testing. The site is sponsored by the Texas State Department of Health Services. the Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Emergency Management Task Force and the Texas Military Department.

Mansfield COVID-19 testing information

Update: May 18

Governor expands Reopen Texas plan to Phase 2

Governor Abbott today announced the second phase of Open Texas and provided an updated list of what types of businesses and activities can resume and when. The list of openings are below. Details on each opening checklist are available at the Open Texas website.

May 18
▪️Gyms, exercise facilities (previously announced May 5)
▪️Hair salons, barbershops (previously announced May 5)
▪️Non-essential manufacturers and other offices (previously announced May 5)
▪️NEW - Massage and personal care businesses (includes tattoo and piercing studios, laser hair removal, hair loss treatment)
▪️NEW – Child care centers
▪️NEW – Youth clubs (YMCA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.)

May 22
▪️Restaurants at 50 percent capacity
▪️Bars, tasting rooms, and similar establishments at 25 percent capacity
▪️Bowling alleys, Bingo halls, skating rinks, and simulcasting
▪️Rodeo, equestrian events

May 29
▪️Zoos (outdoor areas)

May 31
▪️Professional sports without in-person spectators
▪️Day/overnight youth camps
▪️Youth sports

June 1
▪️School districts can hold summer school if following social distancing guidelines

Update: May 5

Animal Care & Control offers adoptions by appointment

The animals at Mansfield Animal Care & Control are still available for adoption during the current public health emergency. The shelter is providing adoptions by appointment for anyone interested in providing a fur-ever home for the dogs and cats residing at the shelter. For an appointment, call 817-276-4799 or email

Update: May 1

Mansfield adopts COVID-19 Disaster Declaration to align with Governor’s orders

Mayor David Cook today signed the Fifth Amended Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the City of Mansfield adopting the provisions of Executive Orders issued by Governor Abbott to align with the governor’s Open Texas Plan, including GA-18 and GA-19.

Update: April 30

Library to begin curbside pick up on Monday, May 4

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Mansfield Public Library is working diligently to ensure the safety of our patrons and our employees as we provide the library services you love. To that end, on Monday, May 4, the Mansfield Public Library will begin offering curbside pick up. The schedule is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Update: April 21

Governor announces website on state job openings

Governor Greg Abbott’s news conference provided an update on job openings in the state and outlined resources for Texans seeking employment due to the economic effects of COVID-19. The Governor said that nearly 500,000 job openings are currently listed on, a powerful online job matching and workforce solution system developed by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). This system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one website where job seekers can browse job postings, find education and training, and complete resumes and state applications. 

Update: April 17

Governor outlines plans for reopening Texas economy post-COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Greg Abbott today issued three executives orders that outline plans for reopening the Texas economy in the coming weeks, post COVID-19 pandemic. The executives orders addressed the issue of capacity at hospitals in the state, the reopening of select retail services and the establishment of the Governor’s Strike Force to implement the Open Texas plan. Gov. Abbott detailed the plan and the members of the strike force in news release.

Update: April 16

New food program for seniors in need underway in Tarrant County

Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County has launched a new food delivery program during the COVID-19 public health emergency serving seniors in need .

Update: April 15

IRS launches tracking tool for stimulus check payments

The IRS has launched a website that allows Americans to check the status of the economic stimulus payments IRS logoapproved by Congress to provide relief during the public health emergency. Most Americans are expected to receive their stimulus payments this week.

The IRS "Get My Payment" site will track the payment once users provide specific information related to the tax filing. Additional information, including eligibility , is available at the IRS Economic Impact Payment site.

Update: April 14

Mayor signs modified fourth amended public health emergency declaration, order in effect until April 30

Mayor David Cook signed a Modified Fourth Amended Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the city at the April 13 City Council meeting, extending the effective date to April 30. The council approved a resolution for the modified declaration, which provides for the same effective date as the Tarrant County executive order.

Update: April 13

Governor Abbott, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund Announce $50 Million in Loans For Texas Small Businesses

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions (CDFIs), are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas that have been affected by COVID-19 as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Update: April 9

Mayor David Cook Statement Regarding Mansfield Golf Courses

Mayor David Cook has issued a statement regarding Mansfield golf courses.

Brush and bulky waste pickup resuming today

There was a lot of brush and bulky waste out for curbside pickup yesterday, and work will continue today in order to service the entire city. Thank you for your patience as we work to complete the remaining routes. If you have any questions, please call utility billing customer service at 817-276-4200.

Update: April 7

Mayor signs Fourth Amended Emergency Declaration

Mayor David Cook signed the Fourth Amended Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the city, extending the effective date to April 14. The amended declaration has the same provisions as the previous declaration and as the current Tarrant County executive order.

A message for landscape companies regarding yard waste

Curbside pickup of leaves, brush and limbs has been limited to pickup on WEDNESDAYS ONLY until further notice. Bagged grass will not be picked up. Read more about what to do with landscaping yard waste.

Update: April 3

We’ve heard your feedback and the City of Mansfield has been working with Republic Services toUPDATE brush and bulky waste pickup_COVID-19 offer a temporary solution for resident brush and bulky waste pickup. Beginning Wednesday, April 8, Republic crews will provide limited curbside pickup for brush and bulky waste on WEDNESDAYS ONLY.

Before you place these items on the curb, please be aware of the following:
  • Brush, limbs, yard debris and twigs will be collected if tied in bundles no more than 4 feet in length, and weighing approximately 50 pounds or less each.
  • For grass clippings, we ask you to consider using it as mulch to keep out of the truck, or have your landscaper remove it.
  • If you have brush or bulky waste that can wait for disposal at a later date, hang on to it until the City is able to reschedule Chunk Your Junk Day or when normal pickup schedules resume.
  • This service is limited and may not reach the entire city in one day. If your items are not picked up, please be patient, and we will do our best to accommodate pickup the following week.
  • This service is subject to change so be sure to check the City’s website for schedule changes and updates.
Thank you for your understanding amid the COVID-19 crisis, and how it has affected, and will continue to affect, curbside trash pickup.

Update: March 31

Mayor signs Third Amended Emergency Declaration

The Mansfield City Council Tuesday (March 31) approved the Third Amended  Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the city, extended the effective date to April 7. The amended declaration, with the same previsions as the previous declaration, provides for the same effective date as the Tarrant County executive order.

Park playgrounds, basketball courts closed to the public

As of 8 a.m. today (March 31), all Mansfield playgrounds, courts and skate parks are closed to the public due to the public health emergency. This includes swings and play structures at all parks, volleyball and basketball courts, outdoor fitness stations and the Chandler Park skateboard park. Trails and open spaces will remain open as long as the public uses them responsibly with proper social distancing. We appreciate your patience and understanding through this changing situation and ask you observe all posted signs and barriers.  

Update: March 27

Educational Resources from our water utilities and environmental services education team

Are you looking for ways to keep your kids busy during this extended school break? The Water and Environmental Education team wants to help you learn more about the importance of water and taking care of the environment with these free online resources.

Mayor David Cook offers ideas on how to utilize the library’s resources

Check out the video from Mayor David Cook on resources available at the Mansfield Public Library during the current public health emergency.

UPDATE: March 26

Changes to brush and bulky waste collection

Republic Services has changes to its brush and bulky waste collection program. Environmental Services’ COVID-19 information page as all the details as well as tips to reduce your brush and bulky waste during the public health emergency.

Parks & Rec changes

Our parks and programs have a number of changes this week due to the evolving nature of this public health emergency. Visit the Parks & Recreation COVID-19 page or email questions to

UPDATE: March 25

Declaration FAQ

We understand that there are a lot of questions about the Public Health Emergency Declaration and Tarrant County Executive Order. We have provided the documents in their entirety on the City website. This FAQ on our COVID-19 page offers answers to some topics. If you have any other questions, you can email

UPDATE: March 24

Stay Home, Work Safe orders from City of Mansfield and Tarrant County

Mayor David Cook today has issued a Second Amended  Declaration of Public Health Emergency, joining Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and other mayors in the “Stay Home. Work Safe” initiative that implements tighter restrictions on previous emergency declarations designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Tarrant County today issued an executive order today implementing tighter restrictions from previous emergency declarations designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Both the City’s amended declaration and the Tarrant County Executive Order go into effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).

Mansfield’s second amended declaration follows the restrictions included in the executive order issued today by Judge Whitley and the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.

“Mansfield and the rest of Tarrant County are working together to keep our communities safe and take the steps necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor David Cook. “This is a challenging time for our schools, our local business and especially our local healthcare providers. These steps are necessary to flatten the curve in the spread of this virus. We know our residents care about the safety and health of not only their families but their neighbors. We are asking them to work together with us and to ‘stay home and work safe.’”

The specific restrictions are listed in the chart below.

Tarrant Co Executive Order 3-24-20 A

UPDATE: March 23

Special Shopping Hours for At-Risk Populations

UPDATE: The schedule for Walmart has changed. Please make note that their special shopping hours are tomorrow.

Grocery stores are offering special hours for at risk populations - seniors (age 60 and up) and pregnant women. Here’s a list of stores in Mansfield. As has been stated by the President, Governor and others, the supply lines will continue, and grocery stores will remain open. Please be a good neighbor and do your shopping outside of these designated times if you are not a member of the at-risk population. 

Chart for At Risk Shopping Hours

UPDATE: March 20

Mayor issues First Amended Declaration of Public Health Emergency

Mayor David Cook today amended the Declaration of Public Health Emergency for the City of Mansfield originally issued on Wednesday (March 18), implementing additional measures to be consistent with Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order issued March 19. Both the amended declaration and the governor’s executive order go into effect 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 20.

Mansfield has received notification that as of 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, there are two positive COVID-19 cases in the city; one in Tarrant County and one in Johnson County.

The Emergency Declaration activates the City’s Emergency Management Plan.

“We don’t take this action lightly but take it in order to protect the health and welfare of the residents of Mansfield,” Mayor Cook said Wednesday. “We will stay in close communication with the Governor’s office and County officials in the coming weeks to provide the most up-to-date information to residents. We appreciate how our community is already working together to address issues connected with this public health emergency. We will continue to work together as Mansfield always does when we face challenges.”